Kenyan truck driver and a renowned prostitute in Rubirizi trading centre in western Uganda survived lynching, thanks to Police, after locals stormed a lodge where the two were having a good time.
Furious Rubirizi locals were this morning alerted by an eagle-eyed whistleblower and stormed the lodge ‘to discipline’ the randy couple.
The driver- on his way to Congo- made a stopover for the night. And with the chilling weather, the Kenyan driver sought services of a lady of the night from a nearby bar, ofcourse operating illegally.
All this time, an alert resident was following proceedings and alerted colleagues who swung into action.
The locals then stormed the lodge, but thanks to Police who saved the couple from lynching.
This disturbing news comes just hours after
11 cargo drivers who arrived in Uganda from Kenya and Tanzania tested positive for Coronavirus.
The new infections bring a total number of Coronavirus cases in Uganda to 74 with 46 recoveries and zero deaths.
According to the Ministrythe new patients are 6 Tanzanian truck drivers who arrived via Mutukula border post and 5 Kenyan truck drivers; 3 arrived via Malaba and 2 arrived via Busia border posts.
The Director General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa has since issued a statement in relation to the 11 new cases.
“The Ministry of Health confirms eleven (11) COVID -19 positive
cases from 1,020 samples tested from truck drivers at border points of entry.
All 311 samples taken from the community and quarantine centres have tested negative for COVID-19,” part of the statement reads.
He added; “A total of 1,331 samples were tested today at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now is 74. None of the cases registered today had signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19.”
Mwebesa said that o the 11 confirmed cases; 6 were Tanzanian truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula border post, 5 were Kenyan truck drivers (3 entered via Malaba border post and 2 via Busia).
“The Ministry of Health appeals to the general public to remain calm, but vigilant.”